My GUide to iceland

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Óskar Guðmundsson

My Guide to Iceland

A big part of a "Iceland trip" is just driving and enjoying the beautfiful nature. But I have added some of the "must see" places of Iceland as well as some guided tours that I hope will help you on your upcoming Iceland trip.

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South Coast 🏔️

I recommend beginning the trip on the south coast, there are so many amazing places there to explore.

Image - Skógafoss
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Skógafoss
Óskar:This is a very popular waterfall. It can be seen in the TV-series Vikings when Flóki arrives to Iceland.
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Image - Seljalandsfoss
Place
Seljalandsfoss
Óskar:This is a beautful waterfall which has a cave behind so you can go behind it.
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Image - Gljúfrabúi
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Gljúfrabúi
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Image - Reynisdrangar
Place
Reynisdrangar
Óskar:This is a must see place in Iceland. This place can also be seen on Vikings when Flóki just arrived to Iceland.
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Image - Dyrhólaey
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Dyrhólaey
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Image - Sólheimajökull
Place
Sólheimajökull
Óskar:You can park about 100m from the glacier and walk a bit onto it. But if you want to do a real hike you need proper equipment and knowledge.
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Image - Jökulsárlón
Place
Jökulsárlón
Óskar:The famous Glacier Lagoon.
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Image - Fjallsárlón
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Fjallsárlón
Óskar:The not so famous but equally beatiful glacier lagoon.
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Snæfellsnes Peninsula 🗻

There are many beautiful places to see on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. It is fairly close to Reykjavík but not as many tourists go there (compared to the south coast).

Image - Kirkjufell mountain
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Kirkjufell
Óskar:Kirkjufell is the most photographed mountain of Iceland, it is also known as the Game of Thrones mountain.
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Image - Snæfellsjökull
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Snæfellsjökull
Óskar:A glacier
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Image - Arnarstapi
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Arnarstapi
Óskar:Here are some amazing rock formations in the sea.
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Westfjords 🏔️

A big part of exploring the Westfjords is just driving and enjoying att the fjords and mountains. It is recommended to have a good car, preferable a 4x4 jeep.

Image - Dynjandi
Place
Dynjandi
Óskar:This is an epic massive waterfall.
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Image - Rauðasandur
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Rauðasandur
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Image - Látrabjarg
Place
Látrabjarg
Óskar:The westernmost part of Europe. Here you can see a lot of puffins.
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Lopapeysa

The Icelandic lopapeysa (knitted wool sweater) is so warm and comfortable in the Icelandic unpredictable weather.

Drinks & Nightlife

Local beers, fancy cocktails or clubs

Image - Paloma Club
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Paloma Club
Óskar:Techno club
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Image - Prikið ehf.
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Prikið ehf.
Óskar:Hip-hop club
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Image - Kaffibarinn
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Kaffibarinn
Óskar:Bar/Club
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Image - Austur
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Austur
Óskar:Club
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Image - Guide To: Reykjavik Nightlife
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Guide To: Reykjavik Nightlife
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Image - Húrra
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Húrra
Óskar:Club
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Image - Grillið
Place
Grillið
Óskar:Restaurant
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Image - Forettabarinn
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Forettabarinn
Óskar:Restaurant
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Image - Lækjarbrekka
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Lækjarbrekka
Óskar:Restaurant
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Car Rentals and Airport Shuttles 🚗

Did you know that Keflavik International Airport is a 45 minute drive from Reykjavik? Here's everything you need to make this easy and seamless!

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Car Rental
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Óskar:This is a local car rental company that has proven to be reasonable and easy to work with.
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Airport Shuttle Service
Óskar:There are lots of options. The Airport Direct Premium will drop you off right at your doorstep in Reykjavik.
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Wanderguide map

  1. Skógafoss
  2. Seljalandsfoss
  3. Gljúfrabúi
  4. Reynisdrangar
  5. Dyrhólaey
  6. Sólheimajökull
  7. Jökulsárlón
  8. Fjallsárlón
  9. Kirkjufell
  10. Kirkjufellsfoss
  11. Snæfellsjökull
  12. Arnarstapi
  13. Djúpalónssandur
  14. Dynjandi
  15. Rauðasandur
  16. Látrabjarg
  17. Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
  18. Blue Lagoon
  19. Gullfoss Falls
  20. Snorkel Between Continents In Silfra | Free Photos
  21. Secret Lagoon Hot Spring
  22. Geysir
  23. Eldey
  24. Snowmobiling from Reykjavik - Express Activity Tour
  25. Kerid Crater
  26. Into the Glacier Classic Tour | Meet on Location
  27. Inside the Volcano Tour | Free Pickup from Reykjavik
  28. Best of Iceland Tour: Golden Circle, South Coast and Northern Lights
  29. The mysterious Snæfellsnes National park
  30. The Handknitting Association of Iceland
  31. Paloma Club
  32. The Reykjavik Bar Crawl | Nightlife Tour with Drinks Included
  33. Prikið ehf.
  34. Kaffibarinn
  35. Austur
  36. Húrra
  37. Grillið
  38. Forettabarinn
  39. Lækjarbrekka

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